Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Kiss of Fury by Deborah Cooke

Scientist Alexandra Madison was on the verge of unveiling an invention that would change the world—then her partner was murdered, their lab burned and their prototype destroyed. When recurring dragon-haunted nightmares threaten to land her in a psychiatric hospital, Alex knows she has to escape to rebuild her prototype in time. But first she must return to her ruined lab…

Handsome, daring, and impulsive, Donovan Shea is more than willing to do his part in the Pyr/Slayer war and save The Madison Project. Assigned to kidnap Alex, Donovan is shocked when her presence ignites the firestorm. He has no desire for a destined mate, but when Alex is attacked by a Slayer, Donovan finds himself meeting fire with fire in her defense. Won over by Alex's intelligence and determination, Donovan fights to rebuild her invention in a race against time. By the time the Slayers close in on their prey, Donovan knows he'll surrender his life to protect Alex, --but will have to lose his heart to possess her...

First of all, let me just say that Ms. Cooke is certainly blessed in the cover department. Yummy!

I reviewed Kiss of Fire back in February. I really enjoyed it and was looking forward to reading Donovan's story.

Kiss of Fury starts out with Donovan going to save Alex's life after the Wyvern & the Dragon Egg show what happens to her. Erik, the head of the Pyr, sends Donovan after her to get her out of harms way. What Donovan doesn't expect and what throws him for a loop is that Alex is his mate. Their firestorm is immediate and it is hot.

Alex isn't sure what is going on when she awakens in a hospital to find out that she's being kidnapped (or so she assumes). She knows something is weird because the man who is guiding her gurney is hot and not just in the looks department.

Misunderstandings, A Slayer attack and other crazy nonsense transpire, before she begins to believe that maybe this man who makes her hornier than anything she's ever been before might just be a good guy.

I'm going to do a good list/bad list, because there are a couple of both.

What I Liked:

Donovan-Sexy Alpha hero with a major Achilles heel

Alex-Strong, smart and doesn't take crap from anyone

The Continuation of the Story-Sara & Quinn are back. So are the rest of the Pyr and more of the Slayers.

The Revealed Secrets-And there are some doozies.

What I Didn't Like:

Weird typos and switch in tenses. This book was not edited well.

Alex-Though for the most part I really liked her, at the beginning of the story she makes some seriously asinine choices. Argh!

Inconsistencies in plot. Things kept changing and/or not being consistent w/ what was told in Kiss of Fire. Irritating switches or changes in history that were more convenient than anything.

The fact that the firestorm was fought against so hard throughout 99% of the book, but by the end it was "Oh, okay, let's do it." Totally against character from the rest of the book. *headdesk*

However, I did really enjoy the story. I can't wait to read Erik's story. I'm still not sure what I think of him. He had even less page time in this book than he did in the other. The one I'm really looking forward to is Rafferty's story. Yum!

All in all a fun read. Action and romance with hot attempted sex thrown in. Yum!

My Rating: C+

1 comment:

Christine said...

I loved the mythology that was introduced in the first book of this series. I have this one on my TBR and hope to get to it soon. Thanks for the review!